Karen Jordan

I Wish I Could Google God

I wanted to share this post with my StoryWriting Studio readers in case they missed it on the WordServe Water Cooler in June.

WordServe Water Cooler

Photo/KarenJordanIf only I could “google” God for answers to life’s problems. Then, I could just type a question and get one right answer—the Truth.

As a writer, I don’t always come up with the best questions to ask to find the solutions I need. And at times, I don’t know what to pray when I’m burdened by life challenges.

So, I wish I could enter a word or phrase into my Internet search engine, trusting that God would grant me the exact direction I needed.

As I share in my family’s struggle with their painful issues, I don’t even pretend to know how to help them manage their lives. How can I intercede for someone else, when I don’t know how to pray about my own problems?

Many days, I can’t even express the concerns of my heart. But I’ve discovered some powerful promises in the Bible that help me navigate through the turbulent waters…

View original post 362 more words

Anita Agers Brooks, Uncategorized

Don’t Get Left Behind — What’s Your Story Purpose?

"Write brave." When Kathi Lipp challenged us at the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association conference, it struck a chord. There's something about unveiling circumstances of shame and grief we humans try to avoid. However, it's in these raw places, that our writing touches other people's lives. Just this morning, I practiced writing a little braver. The post… Continue reading Don’t Get Left Behind — What’s Your Story Purpose?

Anita Agers Brooks, Uncategorized

The Gift Writers Give the World

I'm reading several books as research for my current work in progress, Getting Through What You Can't Get Over. And as I review my own stories of surviving great adversity, as well as those of others, I see a pattern evolving. And it's not new. According to historical documents, this pattern has existed for millennia, stemming back… Continue reading The Gift Writers Give the World

Anita Agers Brooks, Uncategorized

12 1/2 Writing Rules

This is one of my all time favorite inspirational writing reminders.  A friend shared it with me early in my journey, and I still refer to it today. Keep it close. Read it often. Follow it consistently.   Do you have a go-to for writing inspiration? Anita Fresh Faith Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational… Continue reading 12 1/2 Writing Rules

Anita Agers Brooks

Captivating Your Speaking and Writing Audience

Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, ProductivityExpert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and national speaker. Anita is also the author of, First Hired, Last Fired -- How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. Now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Lifeway, Christianbook.com, select Walmart's, plus many fine stores,… Continue reading Captivating Your Speaking and Writing Audience

Anita Agers Brooks

Top 10 Writing Tips from World Famous Authors

Ever wonder how the greats succeed? This YouTube video shares 10 top writing tips from world-famous authors. If it worked for them, it can work for you. Be encouraged my friends! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLIGZEBmBUk Anita Fresh Faith Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and national speaker. Anita… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips from World Famous Authors

Anita Agers Brooks

How Does Your Writing Garden Grow?

We writers are pioneers -- with the opportunity to become heroes.  "Do what?" you say. Here's how I connect the dots, or the rows, in this case. I now realize how much writing is like gardening. I grew up in the country, with parents who toiled under hot sun and long days. There were eight of… Continue reading How Does Your Writing Garden Grow?

Anita Agers Brooks

Traditional Marketing Versus Relational Marketing

This is how traditional marketing worked.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z00WrgIdcio Introduce a new or improved product Explain all of its cool features Show a brief overview highlighting how to use it Tell the consumer why they shouldn't live without it Communicate a desired call to action But twenty-first century consumers are more savvy, and demanding. They respond to relational… Continue reading Traditional Marketing Versus Relational Marketing

Anita Agers Brooks

Pages in a Thousand Books

Sometimes we forget who's in control. Hope you are encouraged by the reminder. Anita Fresh Faith Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and national speaker. Anita is also the author of, First Hired, Last Fired -- How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. Now… Continue reading Pages in a Thousand Books

Anita Agers Brooks

The Funniest Writer Alive

Are you like me, and struggle with a desire to write funny, while the humor gene seems to have passed you by? One of the most successful writers in the twenty-first century, David Sedaris, gives us personal insights on the serious world of writing funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aVDExDwcpA Anita Fresh Faith Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach,… Continue reading The Funniest Writer Alive